Quality characteristic of Cork: does it really make a difference?


In France it is customary that wine – especially the red drop with a cork to be closed. In new Zealand there are hardly any wines that are corked. The law makes it modern with a screw-on closure is supplied. This is handy, especially if the wine is not drunk in one evening.

Then there is the plastic cork, which is frequently seen in lower-priced wines. For example, wines from the discounters. But it makes actually a difference in how a wine is closed, or is this complete nonsense? We asked the sommelier Stephanie Döring, tend in the direction of what closure you personally and what it’s about anyway.

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“It definitely makes a difference in how a wine is sealed. Plastic corks, for example, are completely unacceptable. They give off no taste, but the Material is anything but sustainable. It is simply a question of price,” says Döring.

“the natural cork, pressed Cork are, in my view, much better. Best of the screw-cap I personally like but. Bottles fitted with a natural cork, the mountains always the risk that you will make the wine broken. This is a shame, if you have especially expensive drops, the taste corked. The screw cap has only been around for a good 20 years. They don’t know yet, such as a screw-in wine stores, in comparison to a verkorkten bottle and, therefore, also Matures. In Burgundy, there is a winery that over the next 20 years wines stored once with a Cork and once with the wrench closed. This is being investigated. Realistic – so, what acts and what is better in the end – you can say the will probably be the first in the next 40 years.

The cork raises, of course, too much nostalgia: If you open it and the characteristic ‘Plop’ sound. I don’t know if I would make the most expensive wines in the world wrench on it. It simply has less elegance.”

This variant of the wine closure, there is still

A further variant of the glass stoppers that are more reminiscent of caps for whisky decanters are. The big difference: The plug is provided with a plastic ring, so that no oxygen gets into the bottle. You have to put on a Coating of plastic, so that the stopper is firmly in place. This is, however, easy to remove. To Open it you need now just a slight thumb pressure, a corkscrew is not needed. The stock duration is, however, tested hardly.

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